Increased federal cloud usage hinges on up-and-coming data encryption technology

From: 1500AM

By Jason Miller

Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest hurdles to the widespread use of cloud computing across the government. But a new type of data encryption may be the answer to those who still question whether their data can be safe in the cloud.

While the federal cloud security standards, known as the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) gained acceptance, the standards don’t necessarily protect the data in and of itself. FedRAMP is more focused on protecting the network, and for some federal technology and security managers the need to protect their data is a real sticking point that must be overcome before there is a huge expansion of cloud services.

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